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Best Free Travel Apps When On Your Gap Year

Best Free Travel Apps When On Your Gap Years


With so many travel apps on the market it can be hard to know which ones are the best when you are away travelling. But fear not! Gapwork.com has assessed the travel app market for you and list our top 5 free gap year travel apps for when you are away.

The massive rise in popularity and usefulness of phone apps has meant that from the moment you decide to go on a gap year you probably found that there were enough apps out there to help you plan the flights, book the accommodation, research your travel destination and view the local area maps. So, which are the best ones?

Gapwork.com's Top 5 Travel Apps

Google Map & Google Street View

It is important to know where you are when you are travelling and the best apps for this are Google Maps and Google Street View. These apps will ensure that you know where you are, what is around you and that you are going in the right direction!

XE Currency

When you are away you need to keep tight control over  your finances and make sure that you aren’t overspending – that is why a currency converter is essential and for this Gapwork.com recommend XE Currency. The information used on XE Currency is up-to-date and current, so that you will know exactly what you are spending as well as what currency rates you are getting from your bank.

Google Translates

When you are abroad and you experience a language barrier then it can be the most frustrating thing and could stop you in your tracks. But, by downloading the Google Translates app it could help you get out of a tricky situation. The app can translate 64 languages and for certain languages can deliver audio translations for you.


A gap year is a long time and it is easy to forget your itinerary and your plan. This is where TripIt can help as it can save your itinerary on your phone. This means that you can keep your flight details, hostel booking confirmations and important travel documents all in one place.

Rough Guide Trip Lens

When you are away it is important that you record what you are doing, what you are seeing, your thoughts and where you are going. This way you can have a permanent memory of your gap year away, so that you never forget even the smallest detail in years to come. The Rough Guide Trip Lens is designed to help you document your travels and allows you to add photos, text and maps to show your travels. It also allows you to share your documents in a blog.